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I have one of these Mazuma 5 stage water filters. Anyone else have something like this?

Take a look at the photo of the first stage filter.

This is what my filter looks like after about 60 days compared to a new filter.

 

The question is: Is your water as filthy as this?

 

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Probably not quite that bad, our mains filter ends up the colour of stewed tea (but not blocked) after 3-4 months.

 

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Seen worse. Change it monthly. Buy bulk packs of filters on lazada.

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Same as when you take a filter cigarette and cover the exhaust from filter with a tissue and inhale …. you can see same brown color on that tissue who goes to your lungs even after filter ...

So far for " filters "

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We are on Village water here 15km south  Prachuap we have to clean our filter weekly black not brown sediment.

We have complained  told main filter dont work no money to fix so basically put up or shut up

 

Looking at drilling own well...Cluck em!

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If it is too bad, get a bigger primary filter for the whole house that you can backwash rather than replace. A simple sand filter or similar will help clean up the water and keep all your other strainers and such from clogging.

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That's a 10 micron sediment filter. It will go like that quite quickly. Just change it now and again. Any other impurities will not get through the RO membrane which discards about 7 parts to every 1 part that makes it to the attached reservoir.

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I had a similar filter in the US that looked like that after one week. It is doing it's job. But I was never sure how to decide the time to change it, since I couldn't really tell by just looking at it.

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When it gets to that colour, sadly the filter is already completely blocked and useless....the other filters are pulling out other impurities so  you now drinking water full of whatever thefirst filter has given up on...uurrgh

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Buy a water quality testing kit...test your water for piece of mind...👍

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44 minutes ago, eyecatcher said:

When it gets to that colour, sadly the filter is already completely blocked and useless....the other filters are pulling out other impurities so  you now drinking water full of whatever thefirst filter has given up on...uurrgh

No, if the filter is partially blocked the flow will reduce, if fully blocked where will be no flow - with partial flow the other filters will do their job, no flow - nothing for the other filters to do. 

 

I have a similar arrangement but with UV lamp, just changed the resin, carbon, and ceramic after 9 months operation, flow had reduced from as-new filters but still reasonable flow.

The UV lamp expired at 6+ years from installation. 

I filter 8 - 10 litres most days, the source is Phitsanulok city supply. 

 

You have a good case for a primary sand filter with correct sand installed, not washed river sand from the local sand and gravel merchant. 

 

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No, if the filter is partially blocked the flow will reduce, if fully blocked where will be no flow - with partial flow the other filters will do their job, no flow - nothing for the other filters to do. 
 
I have a similar arrangement but with UV lamp, just changed the resin, carbon, and ceramic after 9 months operation, flow had reduced from as-new filters but still reasonable flow.
The UV lamp expired at 6+ years from installation. 
I filter 8 - 10 litres most days, the source is Phitsanulok city supply. 
 
You have a good case for a primary sand filter with correct sand installed, not washed river sand from the local sand and gravel merchant. 
 
The flow will not reduce, because the purified water comes from the reservoir and that flow will always be the same. The flow into the carbon and RO membrane may be less if the sediment filter is very blocked, but that's not what you drink. It comes from the reservoir which is part of the filter unit.

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When it gets to that colour, sadly the filter is already completely blocked and useless....the other filters are pulling out other impurities so  you now drinking water full of whatever thefirst filter has given up on...uurrgh
Not true. The contaminants won't be able to cross the RO membrane barrier.

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Just curious, what does it cost to change all those filters ?

 

We had a water pressure problem and discovered this......in the main inlet pipe from the village supply. 🤪

 

 

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2 hours ago, CharlieH said:

Just curious, what does it cost to change all those filters ?

about every 90 days it costs a total of 1308 baht for the first three stages.

540 baht once a year for the fourth stage and the UV bulb lasted 18 months and it cost 1300 baht. 

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